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Comment Re:Survey? (Score 4, Funny) 349

Ladies and Gentlemen, In this corner, weighing 245 pounds, wearing the cheeto and Mountain Dew stained shorts, our reigning champion, Larry the Tier 1 Tech! and in this corner, the challenger Weighing in at 435 pounds, her fudge stained shorts smelling of Chanel, Susan the Admin Assistant! Let's get ready to ruuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmble!!!!

Comment Re:Well..what use? (Score 1) 52

I bought one of these as I read tons of books on my Kindle. I bought it for the ability to surf web so I didn't have to lug my laptop around. It's got apps so my daughter is happy with it. I can stream movies from Amazon on it. I use it daily and as an entertainment device, it is outstanding. Web pages are slow to load, but other than that, it is doing exactly what I bought it for. Battery life could be better, but such is life... I have no need to root it, as I bought it for what it can do, not what it could do.. Seeing as most of the users who buy this use it similar to myself, I'd say it was a great buy!

Comment Re:Good "Why SOPA is bad for non-geeks" article? (Score 2) 513

Bullshit. That's exactly what SOPA is intended for. It's the first step on the way to giving the government/corporations the ability to stifle dissent. A simple claim of "His site has links to pirated material, your honor" and a pile of 100's and lo and behold, here's your order to pull the site and seize the domain. NO EVIDENCE NEEDED. That's the scary thing about this. How many judges out there do you think are going to actually check it out before rubber stamping it.

Comment Re:"almost certainly" (Score 0) 160

What do you mean chance, .. are you all claiming that live only exists on this planet in all those universes ? I mean they might not be intelligent, but life will find a way no matter what, thinking life only exists here is just plain stupid. I'm not claiming they came here to abduct people and shit like that, just suggesting out of all the solar systems out there, do any of you really believe that life only exists here ? To me that's just being naive.

Not only that, but if mankind is the best the universe has come up with so far, it's a pretty piss poor example! We are certainly not the "pinnacle of civilization".

The Almighty Buck

Letting Customers Decide Pricing On Game DLC 156

An anonymous reader writes "How much should game developers be charging for DLC? It seems that one indie dev has decided to carry out a unique experiment. The latest expansion pack for Gratuitous Space Battles is priced at $5.99 — or is it? It turns out there is both a standard ($5.99) version and a discount version ($2.99). And the difference between them is... nothing. The buyers have been left to make their own decisions on whether or not they should pay full price, and send more money to the developer, or treat themselves to a deserved discount. The buy page even lists comparisons of national incomes, average salaries and even the price of sausages to help buyers make up their minds. Will this catch on? Will Microsoft start asking us whether or not we should get a discount and trust us to answer honestly?"

A Hyper-Velocity Impact In the Asteroid Belt? 114

astroengine writes "Astronomers have spotted something rather odd in the asteroid belt. It looks like a comet, but it's got a circular orbit, similar to an asteroid. Whether it's an asteroid or a comet, it has a long, comet-like tail, suggesting something is being vented into space. Some experts think it could be a very rare comet/asteroid hybrid being heated by the sun, but there's an even more exciting possibility: It could be the first ever observation of two asteroids colliding in the asteroid belt."

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Marvelous! The super-user's going to boot me! What a finely tuned response to the situation!